Following yesterday’s Waukesha County Circuit Court hearing in over the handling of Wisconsin’s military ballots, as challenged in Concerned Veterans of Waukesha County et al v. Wisconsin Election Commission, the Thomas More Society issued this statement:

“We appreciate Judge Michael Maxwell’s careful consideration of our motion for a temporary restraining order on behalf of our clients Rep. Janel Brandtjen, Ken Marek, Tom Gudex, and Concerned Veterans of Waukesha County. 

“While a temporary injunction was not granted, the hearing established that the Wisconsin Elections Commission, with an annual budget of over $10 million, is failing to perform the one job with which it has been charged by the Wisconsin legislature – assuring that Wisconsin elections are conducted fairly, transparently, and without fraud.

“WEC and the Wisconsin Department of Justice came to court to defend a system that, as recent events demonstrate, is open to manipulation through fraud with respect to military voters.  Ironically, WEC took the position that it has no role in seeing that military voters aren’t disenfranchised through fraud. Judge Maxwell properly found this position to be lamentable.

“We look forward in this litigation to continue to try to vindicate the right of all Wisconsin citizens to have honest elections and to require WEC to fulfill its responsibilities to ensure this.”

Read about the Thomas More Society’s case: Veterans & Voters Sue Wisconsin Election Commission in Effort to Preserve Integrity of Military Votes [].

Learn more about the Thomas More Society’s extensive efforts to protect Election Integrity: Election Integrity Initiative [].

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